The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 830 820 866
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 72 56 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.052% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.056% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 67 55 24
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £46,900 £44,550
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -13.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 68 £35,000 -6.66% 5
South East -5 27 £30,500 -18.66% 2
North West -2 18 £35,000 +62.79%
Berkshire +11 16 £30,000 -20.00%
London -34 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Slough +10 11 £30,500 -18.66%
Cheshire -3 10 £35,000 +62.79%
Manchester - 8 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
City of London +7 4 £41,250 -2.94% 1
Surrey -1 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East of England -23 4 £33,750 +35.00%
Reading -2 3 £21,000 -
West Midlands -15 3 £32,500 +3.17%
Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
Camberley - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
Hertfordshire -10 2 £23,250 -7.00%
Coventry -13 2 £31,250 -
East Sussex -25 2 £27,000 -36.47%
Brighton -26 2 £27,000 -36.47%
Bristol - 2 £32,500 - 1
Colchester - 2 £40,000 -
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Essex - 2 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 -
South West - 2 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire -38 1 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £37,000 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 130 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (42.31%) Red Hat
3 53 (40.77%) UNIX
4 40 (30.77%) Windows
4 40 (30.77%) MySQL
5 33 (25.38%) Apache
6 31 (23.85%) Problem Management
7 29 (22.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (22.31%) Change Management
8 28 (21.54%) Python
9 25 (19.23%) Bash Shell
10 24 (18.46%) Ubuntu
10 24 (18.46%) PHP
11 23 (17.69%) Cisco
12 21 (16.15%) Perl
12 21 (16.15%) Firewall
13 20 (15.38%) Oracle
14 18 (13.85%) VMware
14 18 (13.85%) Oracle Database
15 17 (13.08%) DNS
16 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
16 16 (12.31%) ITIL
16 16 (12.31%) Degree
16 16 (12.31%) CentOS
17 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (10.77%) VoIP
18 14 (10.77%) Nagios
18 14 (10.77%) Internet
19 13 (10.00%) SUSE
19 13 (10.00%) SNMP

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (25.38%) Apache
2 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.38%) nginx
4 6 (4.62%) IIS
4 6 (4.62%) WordPress
5 4 (3.08%) Drupal
5 4 (3.08%) Alfresco
6 3 (2.31%) CMS
7 2 (1.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) SaaS
2 7 (5.38%) PaaS
3 5 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.15%) Firewall
2 17 (13.08%) DNS
3 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.77%) VoIP
4 14 (10.77%) Internet
5 13 (10.00%) SNMP
6 10 (7.69%) DHCP
7 7 (5.38%) SSL
8 6 (4.62%) VPN
8 6 (4.62%) FTP
8 6 (4.62%) WAN
8 6 (4.62%) SAN
9 5 (3.85%) PBX
10 4 (3.08%) IPv4
10 4 (3.08%) LAN
10 4 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.31%) LDAP
11 3 (2.31%) IPv6
12 2 (1.54%) POP3
12 2 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.77%) MySQL
2 18 (13.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) JIRA
2 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.31%) Gerrit
2 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.92%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Retail
3 3 (2.31%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Advertising
4 2 (1.54%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Automotive
4 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) LAMP
2 3 (2.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.54%) XML
3 2 (1.54%) Java EE
4 1 (0.77%) Flash
4 1 (0.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Clustering
2 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.31%) BBC
3 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.31%) iDTV
3 3 (2.31%) HACMP
3 3 (2.31%) Video Editing
3 3 (2.31%) Open Source
4 2 (1.54%) iPad
5 1 (0.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.77%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 130 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (40.77%) UNIX
3 40 (30.77%) Windows
4 29 (22.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (18.46%) Ubuntu
6 16 (12.31%) CentOS
7 13 (10.00%) SUSE
8 11 (8.46%) Solaris
9 9 (6.92%) Debian
9 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.85%) VMS
11 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
12 3 (2.31%) AIX
13 2 (1.54%) Fedora
13 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Problem Management
2 29 (22.31%) Change Management
3 16 (12.31%) ITIL
4 7 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.08%) Service Management
6 4 (3.08%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.31%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.31%) Network Management
7 3 (2.31%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.54%) ITSM
8 2 (1.54%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.54%) Time Management
8 2 (1.54%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.54%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.54%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.54%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.54%) Python
2 25 (19.23%) Bash Shell
3 24 (18.46%) PHP
4 21 (16.15%) Perl
5 11 (8.46%) Ruby
6 9 (6.92%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.62%) Java
9 4 (3.08%) SQL
9 4 (3.08%) AWK
9 4 (3.08%) Lua
10 2 (1.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) RHCE
3 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) IBM AIX Certification
3 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.15%) KVM
2 8 (6.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.62%) Squid
5 3 (2.31%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.54%) NFS
7 1 (0.77%) GPFS
7 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) Nagios
2 13 (10.00%) Plesk
3 12 (9.23%) Puppet
4 11 (8.46%) Vagrant
4 11 (8.46%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (8.46%) Zenoss
5 8 (6.15%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.62%) Salt
7 5 (3.85%) ZABBIX
8 4 (3.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.54%) Opsview
10 1 (0.77%) Cacti
Vendors
1 55 (42.31%) Red Hat
2 23 (17.69%) Cisco
3 20 (15.38%) Oracle
4 18 (13.85%) VMware
5 12 (9.23%) IBM
6 5 (3.85%) Google
6 5 (3.85%) HP
7 4 (3.08%) EMC
7 4 (3.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.31%) JBoss
8 3 (2.31%) Veritas
8 3 (2.31%) Zoho
9 2 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.77%) 3PAR
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 7 days ago